Cyprus Mail
FootballPremier LeagueSport

Arsenal hit with FA charge for failing to control players

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remonstrate with referee Graham Scott after he awarded a penalty to Leicester City

Arsenal have been charged by the English Football Association (FA) with failing to control their players during Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Leicester City.

The incident occurred in the 75th minute of the game, when Leicester were awarded a penalty following a foul on Demarai Gray and Arsenal‘s players surrounded referee Graham Scott to protest against the decision.

Arsenal were charged with “failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” according to a statement on the FA twitter account @FAspokesperson.

Jamie Vardy tucked home the spot-kick to put Leicester 2-1 up on the night, before Riyad Mahrez added gloss to the scoreline with a late solo effort.

Arsenal have until 1700 GMT on Wednesday to respond to the charge.

Related Posts

Portugal power into last eight with 6-1 demolition of Switzerland

Reuters News Service

Penalty pain for Spain again as Morocco reach last eight

Reuters News Service

England rugby coach Jones sacked after dire run

Reuters News Service

Justice minister: police did right to cancel match that led to violence

Nikolaos Prakas

Report on match fixing in basketball

Antigoni Pitta

Cyprus star Tziortzis moves up to EURO NASCAR PRO category

Press Release